A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 4/05/03:

The Story The National Grasslands now is the home to a "fly fishing only" lake.
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The Spin Minnow sellers immediately file suit alleging of the discrimination. "We're not looking for a quota of live bait fisherman, but a more diverse group of anglers will give rise to a more rewarding fishing experience."

The Story The City of Decatur considers reducing its requirement of at least 8,400 square feet residential lots in order to foster a development of 400 new homes in Rhoden Estates. 
News worthiness **
The Spin There was a an 8,400 square foot minimum on the books?

The Story A couple of more "no alcohol, no peace" letters appear in the Messenger as the wet-dry election nears in Decatur.
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The Spin Anyone once notice the list regarding the gross liquor tax receipts? Frilly's led every bar and restaurant in the county by more that a 2 to 1 margin. Frilly's happens to be located in Decatur.

The Story A Bridgeport police officer stops a "suspicious" vehicle in Bridgeport and locates nearly seven pounds of methamphetamine. The officer noticed the vehicle late at night near the Subway Sandwich restaurant and then "stopped the vehicle after noticing some traffic violations."
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The Spin Those in the criminal justice business sure do see an inordinate number of "traffic violations" committed by folks that the police really want to stop. 

The Story The Youth Fair Queen Contest was temporarily disrupted when a swarm of wasps harassed the would-be pageant winners. 
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The Spin The flying insects defended themselves claiming confusion as to what type of WASPs were invited to the pageant.

The Story Dan Mooney Jr. fires off a letter to the editor dogging the anti-war protesters. "Liberals confuse the right to dissent with the act of dissenting," he wrote.
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The Spin "We believe in free speech but don't you dare say anything the rest of us don't like."

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